“We do not tolerate any form of bigotry or hate in the workplace,” the group said in an email.
Chicago police are investigating the incident, a spokesperson said. Rocco Alioto said in his email: A representative for former President Barack Obama was not immediately reachable late Thursday.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, a Democrat, condemned the incident, saying “hate has no place” in the state.
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“The noose is more than a symbol of racism, it’s a reminder of the violence and terror inflicted on black Americans for centuries,” he said. I have written on Twitter.
Chicago’s south side spaces include plazas, museums, libraries, playgrounds, and gardens. According to the Associated Press, the center will cost $830 million to build. The group will break ground first on the center in September 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2025.
The project will be built in Jackson Park, a public space named after former enslaved President Andrew Jackson. Ownership eventually passes to the city.